Different World (Uriah Heep album)

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Different World
DifferentWorld(album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1991
Recorded1990
StudioChapel Studios, Thoresby, Lincolnshire,
Fairview Studios, Wilerby, Hull, East Yorkshire
GenreArena rock, pop metal[1][2]
Length43:48
LabelLegacy (UK and Japan)
Roadrunner (Europe)
ProducerTrevor Bolder
Uriah Heep chronology
Raging Silence
(1989)
Different World
(1991)
Sea of Light
(1995)
Singles from Different World
  1. "Different World"
    Released: 1991 (Germany only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[2]
Rock Hard7.0/10[3]

Different World is the 18th studio album by British rock group Uriah Heep, released in 1991 in Europe and Japan, but not in North America. Different World was the first Uriah Heep studio album from which no single was released in the UK. It is the second studio album to feature this line-up. Bass guitarist Trevor Bolder produced the album and has said that, although it was an experience, he found it tricky wearing the hats of both band member/musician and producer.

The UK vinyl and cassette releases had the lyrics on the inner sleeve: the CD had nothing at all printed inside the insert, although whether this was by accident or design is unclear. Subsequent CD reissues printed the lyrics and had bonus tracks.

The UK tour was Heep's first in support of a new studio product since 1985. They had played just the one UK show for Raging Silence.

The track "Which Way Will the Wind Blow" is not to be confused with "Which Way Did the Wind Blow", a track performed by Shaw and Lanzon in their previous band Grand Prix in 1980.

Track listings[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Blood on Stone"Trevor Bolder4.38
2."Which Way Will the Wind Blow"Bolder4.52
3."All God's Children"Mick Box, Phil Lanzon4.20
4."All for One"Bolder4.27
5."Different World"Box, Lanzon4.15
6."Step by Step"Bolder4.07
7."Seven Days"Box, Lanzon3.35
8."First Touch"Lanzon3.54
9."One on One"Box, Lanzon4.05
10."Cross That Line"Box, Lanzon5.35
CD edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Stand Back"Box, Lanzon3.57
Total length:47:45

Personnel[edit]

Uriah Heep
Additional musicians
Production
  • Roy Neave - engineer, mixing, computer programming
  • Mat Kemp - engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Jason. "Uriah Heep - Different World review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 471. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ "Reviews: Uriah Heep - Different World". Rock Hard (in German). No. 49. 22 March 1991. Retrieved 17 February 2019.